Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This Is Series Business (Texas Monthly)

The Texas Film Commission, together with the Dallas Film Commission, may have succeeded in creating a transitory burst of excitement and jobs, which is no small task in a lousy economy. Yet in terms of nurturing Texas viewers’ imaginations—and serving up entertainment that expands our understanding of the city of Dallas—these shows are proving worthless. ...

If Texas allows itself to become known as a land of cheap hotel rooms, low-cost locations, and tax rebates galore for a gaggle of artless network dramas and comedies, then we’ll never have much hope of refining our own artistic legacy.
An interesting counter-view to the ongoing discussion of incentives, and while it focuses on Texas, it's certainly applicable to other locations - including Los Angeles.
Read the full article here.

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